Balanced Learning Center

Our Clinicians

Sara Rodrigues, MSW, LICSW

Sara has over 17 years of experience working with children and families in outpatient clinics, private schools, community mental health, home-based treatment programs and residential facilities. The principles of wraparound are a major component of her work as she believes that families are the experts on their own experiences, strengths and needs. Understanding that navigating the system can be a challenge, Sara focuses on building an integrated team of both natural and professional supports can help a family meet their goals for themselves in a way that is sustainable.  Sara specializes in working with individuals facing anxiety and depression but also in children presenting with developmental issues.  Sara is often described as dedicated to her clients, creative in her treatment approaches and sensitive to the unique needs of each family. Aside from loving on her three children, she also fully admits to being a major book fanatic (feel free to give book recommendations!), a coffee snob and slightly obsessed with cute stationery products. 

Maggie Rezendes Fauci, MSW, LCSW

Maggie has over 25 years experience working with children and families. Her experience has ranged from working in direct clinical practice to policy work. Her heart lies in working with families through the adoption support, juvenile justice and educational advocacy.  She specializes in helping families and educators understand and operationalize educational plans to best support students. She Maggie takes on a solution focused approach to treatment, helping children and families find ways to mitigate their challenges and celebrate their uniqueness.  Maggie is passionate in her work and consistently extends her talents and creativity.  Maggie is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish, an incredible asset to our community.  Maggie loves spending time with her four children, traveling and reading good books. 

Kellie Fraser-Garcia, M.S. CCC/SLP, CEIS

Kellie has been practicing as an SLP for the past 18 years in settings such as public schools, outpatient clinics, Early Intervention and rehabilitation centers. This has allowed her the opportunity to work with children of all ages with a vast variety of communication disorders. Kellie loves what she does, works diligently to help clients reach their full potential; respecting that all children have different needs, strengths and learning styles and tailoring treatment to meet those needs. Specialty areas include Diagnostics as well as Childhood Language Disorders and Auditory Processing Disorders. Among her colleagues and friends, Kellie is known for her compassion, dedication and maybe most importantly - for her keen fashion sense and wicked sense of humor! 

Kylie Almeida, OTR/L

Kylie is a certified, registered and licensed occupational therapist in Massachusetts and Rhode Island and a certified children’s yoga and creative relaxation teacher.  The main population she works with as an occupational therapist is children with disabilities including: developmental delays, sensory integration disorder, down syndrome, autism and cerebral palsy. She has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist for about two years but has over six years of experience  working with children with special needs. She currently teaches yoga to children  but has been practicing yoga for over two years.   She loves being an OT and children’s yoga teacher and working with children’s with all abilities! Her favorite thing about her job is watching kids have so much fun during sessions ! Kylie loves nature and being outside, hiking, running, and yoga. She can also never say no to hamburgers and french fries!  

Caitlin Morrell, EEC Certified Infant through School Age

Caitlin comes to us with over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages but early education is her passion. She infuses creativity, a passion for play and her innate genuineness in her development of activities. She focuses on helping children find their unique strengths while providing support and understanding of their needs. Caitlin brings her positive energy to enhancing children's social emotional development while building academic skills. Caitlin enjoys spending time with her fiance and their many many furbabies! She is a talented artist and creator, and the mastermind behind Happiness Homemade by Cait. 

Trott Lee, MSW, LCSW

Trott is a seasoned professional who has been working with  a variety of populations over the past several years. A Fall River, Massachusetts native, Trott proudly served in the United States Air Force from 1998-2007. Returning to his hometown, Trott furthered his education because of his passion for serving others by earning his Masters in Social Work degree in 2016 from Boston University. He has worked with youth and families in residential facilities as well as outpatient clinics providing intensive home based behavioral support for children. Trott is the current director of the Fall River Veterans' Center. Trott specializes in behavior modification and management, developing self-regulation skills and group counseling strategies. He believes that our strengths lie in our desire to learn and make positive changes in our lives. Trott loves movies (ask him about his thoughts on Batman), art and sports - especially basketball. Go Celtics!